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Nov 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
. never has the heavy hand of communism had such a light touch. try not paying your medicare taxes. you will be subject to the full enforcement power of the internal revenue service and you will pay those taxes or face real criminal penalties and civil liens. sthast how it works at the irs when they're serious about collecting the money. but i have never heard a tea party panderer complaint about medicare or complaint about medicare taxes or the collection of medicare taxes or the life crushing puer of the irs enforcement ability to squeeze medicare taxes out of each and every taxpayer. the individual mandate is the single least enforcement provision ever written in tax law and it is deliberately so. remember, that the one difference between candidate obama and candidate clinton was that candidate obama was opposed to the individual mandate. >> in fact you're going to mandate the purchase of insurance exit's not affordable, then there's going to have to be some enforcement mechanism that the government uses and they may charge people who already don't have health care or have to take it
Nov 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
the congressional budget office to reduce its projections of future medicare and medicaid spending significantly, representing about a 10% reduction in projected spending on the government's biggest health care programs. and an analysis of the affordable care act indicates that around 1.5% of people buying health insurance under the affordable care act will actually pay more than they were paying for health insurance before the affordable care act. joining me now is msnbc's crystal ball and jonathan gruber, mit professor of economics who helped write the massachusetts health care law. professor gruber, this number, the 1.5% is what we've been wondering about since we first started hearing the stories about policy cancellations and people having to get new insurance and what we wanted to know is how many of these people will actually end up paying more? some estimates said maybe 5% but it turns out to be something very low. >> well, the main point, lawrence, is that most americans are simply not affected. most americans get their health insurance from their employer, the government are not affect
Nov 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
you getting around pretty well today. the new help you have. medicare. what is medicare? other than taxing people using it for social good. social security check you have coming in. kind of socialistic as well. people used to go with communism. going back to what stephanie said. that, 401(k), that ruthy made you buy into when you didn't want to. looking good at 16,000 on the dow. come on. if this is socialism. we are all socialists. >> that's exactly. that is my argument, there was that 2009, "newsweek" cover story. we are all socialists now. and, stephanie that would be my argument is yes, barack obama is a socialist. he mixes socialism with capitalism. i am, you are, everyone is. yeah, reagan was. and so i, you know i am always torn when i hear people denying that, this, that, angrily denying, obama is a socialist they're missing this other part of the story, yes, we are all happily involved in some form of socialism. >> yeah. li like that scene in and out and where everyone stands up to say i'm gay to support everyone. david corn makes a good point. look if we privatized social s
Nov 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
that the medicare prescription drug benefit had when it went into law, signed by, advocated signed by president bush and voted for by republicans. let's listen to that. >> president bush put in the medicare drug program for seniors. which was not as complicated. but had exactly the same problem with the rollout. it was a disaster. there were people who even lost their prescriptions for their existing medicine. and they fixed it. these kind of problem that they're having with affordable care act, something we have seen before. especially, as you increase the complexity of the -- of the new government program. >> yes, all of these big computer base proed grams start out with terrible problems. we hear about them in government because government is transparent. when the utility or the -- the bank has the problems. they don't have to tell you about them. there is nothing unusual about having problems. and a terrible problem of selling, and couldn have prepard better for what happened. >> i want to go to something, bill clinton said 20 years ago. when he was trying to pass his version of health care refo
Nov 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
medicare, medicaid. and that accounts for the vast majority of americans. and then for people who don't have any health insurance at all, obviously, that didn't apply. my commitment to them was you're going to be able to get affordable health care for the first time. you have an individual market that accounts for about 5% of the population and our working assumption was -- my working assumption was that the majority of those folks would find better policies at lower costs or the same costs in the marketplaces and that there -- the universe of folks who potentially would not find a better deal in the marketplaces, the grandfather clause would work sufficiently for them. and it didn't. and, again, that's on us. which is why we're -- that's on me. and that's why i'm trying to fix it. >> joining me now, host of msnbc's "up with steve" on the weekends and msnbc analyst, eugene robinson. i thought the president answered major garret's question very well. i thought it made perfect sense but i'm not the test audience. how do you think that sounded to voters out there, who just aren't quite s
Nov 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
that were never going to use the website. that has been the experience within medicare. the drug benefit as well. >> johnathan, i'm not one that believes in governing by anecdote positive or negative but how do we find perspective about the implementation of the affordable care act? >> it's really hard, right? we're hearing all of these stories. they come up through the media, stories where they are getting cancellation notices. if you dig in, there are some people who they are going to be left with choices. they may have to pay more for their insurance next year or they won't have the same doctor network. you need to be careful with the stories and know the full context of them. in general you're going to find a lot of these people, the policies they had, they were lousy policies. they didn't like them. most people buying their insurance on their own they don't hold on to their insurance very long. yes, the sticker price of insurance gets more expensive under obama care but then you have subsidies. sometimes they are worth thousands of dollars a year to people. so you have all kinds of
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